skincare 101: the 5-step routine and must-have products to use

skincare 101: the 5-step routine and must-have products to use

I don't know about you, but I grew up with simple routine of using a facial cleanser, moisturiser and SPF. A 3-step skincare routine and you're done!

But with the development in skincare technology, and the reality of growing up, it's time to pay attention to your skin, the concerns you have and show some tender loving care before it becomes a bigger problem and requires more money (and probably pain) to fix.

sortorial is able to provide advice on what skincare and makeup is suitable for your skin type and lifestyle during a personal shopping session. For example, ingredients that you should look out for are: Hyaluronic Acid, AHA/BHAs, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Retinol (or Bakuchiol if you need something more gentle).

There's the popular Korean skincare routine that involves up to 10 steps, but we've shortlisted it to a 5-step skincare routine you should be practicing daily. Yes, this applies to the girls and guys... and don't forget SPF!

  1. Double cleansing - use oil/balm to remove makeup or impurities before your choice of cleanser
  2. Toner/lotion
  3. Eye cream
  4. Serum/mask
  5. Moisturiser/oil!

And for that extra TLC, you should exfoliate, use a mask or oil once a week. 

Here's a summary of the products that we mentioned in our IG Live that you can now see under our IGTV tab! Plus we've done the leg work and found the best deals for you online, so click through the links provided!

And if you prefer to support a local beauty brand that has effective products with potent antioxidants and intelligent nutrients, check out Allies of Skin and get 15% off your first purchase with the code FRESHFACED.



Double Cleanse

Shu Uemura Blanc: Chroma Lightening & Polishing Cleansing Oil, from SG$50.90

Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, SG$111

COSRX Low pH Cleanser, SG$14.90

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel, from SG$57

Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Foam, SG$67.20 for 2


Lancer The Method: Polish, SG$105

Clé de Peau Beauté Cleansing Clay Scrub

Skin Inc Pure Revival Peel, from SG$25

Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening & Exfoliating Mask, SG$68

Toner/ Lotion

Tatcha The Essence, SG$140

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, from SG$231.20

La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-In-Lotion, SG$410


Eye Cream

Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It Right Eye Gel, SG$83

Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Eye Cream, SG$69

Valmont Moisturising Eye C Gel, SG$153

La Mer The Eye Concentrate, SG$355 - this special bundle contains $661 worth of products



Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum, from SG$33

SkinCeuticals H.A Intensifier, SG$159

The Inkey List Alpha Hydroxy Acid, SG$18

The Inkey List Polyglutamic Acid, SG$22

Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Serum, SG$196.40

Caudalie Vinopure Blemish Control Infusion Serum, SG$51

Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment, SG$169.50

Peter Thomas Roth Potent-C Power Serum, SG$136.15

Dr Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum, SG$126.50

Tatcha The Water Cream, SG$101

Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion, $90

Tata Harper Retinoic Nutrient Face Oil, SG$179

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil, SG$145.88

La Mer The Concentrate, from SG$503

Clarins Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, SG$76.50


cover image: @drdennisgross


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